Makoto Kurosaki Ryusen V7 Gyuto 210mm

Regular price £180.00

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A fantastic grind and impressively thin behind the edge, this mid-sized gyuto benefits from Makoto-san's skill and experience primarily as a sharpener and delivers excellent performance at a very competitive price point.

First Impressions

You'll notice immediately the more rounded heel on Makoto's knives in this range and these allow you to hold the knife a little further forward than some others and this is a nice touch which makes them feel particularly nimble. 

With their excellent geometry and thin edge, the VG7 performs particularly well right out of the box.


Classy and understated with the maple wood and red pakka handles the migaki finish is delicate and for those who seek subtlety this might be the one for you.


The VG7 core is a stainless steel and that's clad in a stainless steel too so these knives are easy to care for and boasts an excellent level of overall robustness and durability.

Ease of Care

Follow our normal care instructions and for longer term care and maintenance we recommend our Japanese knife care kit.

Our Verdict

The Ryusen VG7 is a really impressive creation from Makoto Kurosaki and boasts an excellent edge as you might hope for from a craftsman who has specialised in sharpening and finishing and so if you're seeking a very well priced knife with a classy finish then definitely give these your attention.

Product details

  • Blade Length: 211mm (Measurement of the cutting edge)
  • Total Length: 355mm (Blade tip to handle end)
  • Blade Height: 46.6mm (Heel to spine)
  • Blade Thickness: 1.95mm (Spine width above the heel)
  • Total Weight: 151 grams
  • Core Steel: VG7
  • Cladding Steel: Stainless
  • Hardness: 61-62 (HRC)
  • Handle Style: Japanese
  • Handle Material: Octagonal maple wood with red pakka ferrule
  • Left or Right handed: Either (Double Bevel)

Product SKU: MAK-0002

Our aim is to measure and photograph our products as accurately as possible but due to many items being handmade, finished or using natural materials, there can be minor variance in measurements and things such as blade or wood finishes can vary. We will always endeavour to provide the most accurate measurements, photos and descriptions of our products.

Some measurements such as HRC are provided by manufacturers and should therefore be used as a guide.

Protection & care for this knife

Both the narrow and wide fit 210mm magnolia saya are compatable with this knife along with the large gyuto size (27x5.5cm) blade guard.

Saya & Guards Knife Racks & Storage Sharpening & Blade Care

Meet the maker

Makoto Kurosaki

Having learned his trade under the master Hiroshi Kato, Makoto Kurosaki specialised primarily in sharpening and his skill as a sharpener are widely known and admired. More recently he's branched out to design and create his own knives.

Helping you find the perfect knives & accessories

Cutting Edge Knives is a family run business established in 2011 and based in the picturesque town of Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. We love the history and craftsmanship that goes into making Japanese chef knives and accessories and the excitement and enjoyment you experience when using a truly sharp knife in the kitchen.

Over many years we've helped thousands of happy customers find their dream knife and look forward to helping you too.

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